Monday, March 7, 2011

{UHG swap} Utility Apron

I am forever crossing my fingers when it comes to swaps on flickr. Although I love them so much, I always feel like I put my own style in the mix to much. So far, no complaints in items that are received, so that's the good news.

My partner this round was hard for me to read honestly, plus I procrastinated in finding out information that could be pertinent to the swap and then just decided to wing it. I have wanted to do something with improv lately. It's ones of those things that you just get in the mood for. I decided to make the utility apron from issue four of Fat quarterly. Nova's directions were wonderfully open to fit in your own style but still be guided along.
My partner will receive two items, this is the first. What do you think?

Cute little pincushion that is removable.

Scissor holder and patchwork pockets

Improv  Utility Apron
Pattern by Nova Flitter
Published in issue 4 of Fat Quarterly

Fabrics used::
RK Quilters linen
RK essex linen
RK Quilters tweed

Some rick rak, buttons, ink stamping, selvages, and some hand stitching .....viola..

Echino goodness

Happy Sewing My Friends


  1. It looks great Terri - I am sure it will be a hit.

    Hugs Fee X

  2. I love it! It is soooooo cute. Love the fact that the pincushion can be removed.

  3. Just darling, and so practical too! Great fun fabric. Lucky partner you have!


  4. Well, I think it is totally adorable! Love it!

  5. I luuuuuveee that apron. great pattern. great fabrics. they'll adore it!

  6. It's wonderful Terri! love love love your take on it! It's exactly what I had in mind when I wrote the pattern for anyone who made it to put their stamp ('scuse the pun ;) lol!) on it!
    Yours is perfect! You've made my day!

  7. I just love your apron, the fabrics....just wonderful!

  8. Wow! this is great. I'm a new follower & glad to have found your blog :-)

    ~ Tammy

  9. I think if she doesn't love it I do. She can give it to me! Great use of fabric and tons of creative imagination.

  10. Terri! It's amazing!!! I really hope your partner gives you some big love over this. It is such a unique swap item and you've used super cool fabrics. BTW, love your blog re-design, too. Your header is so fun!

  11. This is amazing. Your partner will be ecstatic! (BTW, where did you get the stamp for "keep calm and sew stuff"?)

  12. Such a great idea! I love it.

  13. Now who wouldn't love to get this apron. Your fabric choices just make it pop.

  14. It's great! I especially love your use of selvages.

  15. Great apron, love the sunglasses fabric for the pin cushion.

  16. What a fun and lively sewing apron! Love it!


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